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April Lunch & Learn: Helping Your Team Members Win at Life and Work
04/25/18
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May Membership Luncheon
05/08/18
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Grad Spree 2018 support form
05/17/18 - 05/18/18
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Marion Chamber Golf Fun Day
06/08/18
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Marion Community Day
06/29/18
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Southern Illinois Made Expo
07/28/18 - 07/29/18
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4th annual Marion Chamber Legislative Summit
08/24/18

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Events in the month of April 2018
DateEvent
04/03/18
Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting will be held at 8 a.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center. 

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04/03/18
Etiquette Dinner

Join us for an evening of dining, conversation and fun!

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04/05/18
Marion Chamber Legislative Affairs Committee hosts IDES Director Jeff Mays

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee is hosting Illinois Department of Employment Security Director Jeff Mays on Thursday, April 5 from 3:45 - 5 p.m. at The Pavilion. The presentation will include an interactive Q&A with the audience. RSVPs are required for this event by Tuesday, April 3 at noon. This event is open to members of the Marion Chamber of Commerce. 

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04/06/18
Human Resources Conference

Annual Human Resource Conference

Presented by The Southern Illinois Professional Management Association and
The Southern Illinois Healthcare Human Resources Association
 
TOPICS 
  • Team Building - The Panic Room of Carbondale - Jeff Garner
  • Unemployment Hearings - IDES Administrative Law Judge Warren Loar
  • Health Insurance Plans - Cost Savings Options for Employers - Health Alliance Large Group Sales and Retention Manager Dane Spalt
  • Human Resources Mythbusters - Sandberg Phoenix Attorney Courtney Cox 
  • Sexual Harassment - Winters, Brewster, Crosby & Schafer Attorney Linda Cantrell
  • Millennials on Millenials- Crossroads Community Hospital Marketing Director Staci Davis
 VENDORS AND SPONSORS
A vast array of companies serving the needs of HR departments (educational institutions, insurance providers, legal experts, payroll services, consultants, and more).
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 
Management professionals, supervisors, team leaders, and business owners who have a responsibility for managing people and their organization's resources. Students majoring in business management, human resource management, or closely-related field.
 
COST
Registration deadline is Friday, March 23rd.
Receive an Early Bird Discount of $10 per person if you register by March 16th!
  • Non-Members - $110
  • SIPMA/SIHHRA Members - $85
  • Students - $20
Cost includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon snacks and beverages, access to the exhibitors, and door prizes.

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04/06/18
Carterville Mastermind Group 2: Developing the Leader Within You 2.0

CARTERVILLE: The Marion Chamber of Commerce and the Carterville Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to host the second 2018 Mastermind Group on Fridays from 8:15 - 9:30 a.m., beginning April 6 and ending May 25 (8 weeks), at Irons in the Fire Event Center (above Crown Brew Coffee Co.) in downtown Carterville. This group is limited to the first 15 enrollments. The enrollment fee of $125 for Marion & Carterville Chamber members ($135 for non-Chamber) fee includes a book and workbook and is due before April 6. Register by clicking here or emailing Russell Williams at russell.williams@brehm.org. All registrations for Mastermind Groups are now handled by Russell Williams.  Click here for the Carterville Mastermind Group flier.

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04/06/18
Change the Game Day

Celebrate SIU & Touch of Nature's involvement in establishing Special Olympics with Change the Game Day on Friday, April 6 at SIU Touch of Nature.

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04/06/18
APRIL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH KICK-OFF

Date:            April 6, 2018
 
Time:            10am
 
Location:      John A. Logan College
                     Main Entrance, Lower Level
                     700 Logan College Drive
                     Carterville, IL 62918
 
Who:            Prevent Child Abuse Illinois
                     Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
                     The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children and other partner organizations
 
Why:            On April 6th, Prevent Child Abuse Illinois and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, in partnership with The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children and other community organizations, will be holding a press conference to launch April Child Abuse Prevention Month 2018.
 
Guest speakers include Dr. Ronald K. House, President, John A. Logan College; Jo Poshard, Executive Director, The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children; Brittney Hale, Prevention Specialist, Prevent Child Abuse Illinois; Lori Gray, Southern Region Administrator, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services;  Dr. Matt Buckman, Egyptian Health Department; and Brandon Zanotti, Williamson County State’s Attorney; The event will include resource tables provided by area agencies highlighting programs and resources for area families. 
 
“Children are our future and all children deserve great childhoods,” said Denise McCaffrey, Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Illinois.  “We need to recognize that each one of us has a role to play in preventing child abuse.  It’s about our future. It’s about protecting children!”
 
Child Abuse Prevention Month has been observed each April since its first presidential proclamation in 1983.  Since that time, millions of Americans have participated in this national campaign. Individuals, organizations and communities across the United States plant pinwheels, tie ribbons, organize trainings, host fundraisers, and support a multitude of other activities celebrating healthy, happy childhoods and raising awareness that all children deserve to grow up in nurturing, safe homes. Please join us April 6th to show your support for all children and their families.
 
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The following organizations and individuals were instrumental in planning this event:  Prevent Child Abuse Illinois, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children, and Perry-Jackson Child Advocacy Center.  To learn more about child abuse prevention, visit www.preventchildabuseillinois.org.
 

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04/08/18
Touch of Nature Environmental Center Spring 2018 Trail Stewardship Days

Join us as we work to restore and expand Touch of Nature’s trail system!

No experience is necessary – we will teach you how to use the necessary tools properly and safely. All tools and safety equipment are included. All you’ll need to bring is your lunch, a water bottle and your hard work!

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04/09/18
Marion Mastermind Group 2: Developing the Leader Within You 2.0

The Marion Chamber of Commerce will host the second 2018 Mastermind Group on Mondays from noon to 1:15 pm April 2-May 21 (8 weeks) at Heartland Regional Medical Center downstairs classrooms. 

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04/10/18
April Monthly Luncheon

NOTE: RSVPs are now due by Friday, April 6 at noon! Registration is limited to the first 130 guests.

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, April 10 at Celebrations. Lunch service begins at 11:45 a.m.

The speaker will be Roman Basi, who will speak about the new IRS tax law update.

Buffalo Wild Wings will be the caterer. The menu will include three naked tenders, potato wedges, side salad, mini chocolate fudge cake and sweet tea, unsweet tea, water and soda. 

Specialized Equine Services and Therapeutic Riding is the sponsor of the April Monthly Membership Luncheon.

Registration for the event is $12 (payable to the Marion Chamber of Commerce) to those who RSVP prior to noon on the FRIDAY before the luncheon. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. After noon on the Monday before the luncheon, no more registrations will be taken, however walk-ins will be accepted. Please note that the walk-in rate is $15.  

If you register for an event and are unable to attend, a 24-hour notice is required or you will be invoiced. Note: If you have registered and are unable to attend, you may transfer to a fellow employee without penalty. A refund will only be given to those with a paid registration who cancel more than 24 hours prior to the event. 

If any Marion Chamber of Commerce member would like to have fliers for an upcoming event, announcements, etc. given to each attendee at the luncheon, please contact the Chamber at 618.997.6311 to arrange for delivery of the fliers prior to the luncheon. 



Our Mission as Specialized Equine Services is to provide exceptional therapeutic services, through accredited and dedicated professionals and volunteers, improving the quality of life for those in Southern Illinois.

Specialized Equine Services (SES) uses the powerful healing energy of horses to help children and adults with psychological, neurological and physical conditions such as Down’s syndrome, MS, cerebral palsy, autism, brain injury, PTSD, stroke and cancer.

Therapeutic Horseback Riding is a form of physical therapy for people who have a range of disabilities including physical, emotional, cognitive and social difficulties.

Horses provide a tool for physical therapy, emotional growth and cognitive improvement in a unique format that is fun, exhilarating and holds the potential to change a person’s perspective on life!

Giant City Stables has been providing horse assisted therapy since 1995. Our PATH Intl certified riding instructor works with clients one-on-one and in small group settings.  Each rider is engaged through a combination of therapy, education and recreation tailored to meet their individual physical, cognitive and emotional needs.

SES is a non-profit organization staffed primarily by volunteers. Financially, we rely heavily on the generosity of our sponsors, because fees cover only a small portion of the actual costs of our programs.

Our annual “Sweethearts of the Saddle” Derby Day Gala is our main fund raiser.  A fun evening in conjunction with the running of the Kentucky Derby. Coming up on Saturday, May 5th, 2018, at the Carbondale Civic Center,  you are invited to come and watch the race, dress in your formal “derby attire”, have your picture taken with our “winning therapy horse”, participate in a live and silent auction, enjoy a great dinner by Great Boars of Fire, and dance to “We Got It Covered”. Tickets are $100 per person or $900 per table of 10.  Make your reservation by calling 618-529-4110 by April 20th

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04/10/18
Speed Dating Night Ages 50+

Are you age 50-65 and single? Join us for a night of 15 mini dates, food and fun! We will be offering a delicious full buffet of tapas style dishes with soft drinks, coffee and tea. Tickets are $25 for a full night of speed dating and your meal. Space is limited to the first 15 men and women who purchase their tickets. Visit our event page on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/208414113046934/?active_tab=about
All tickets must be purchased by 3/30. Call Gail at 681-1439 or 681-2407 for details.  
 

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04/11/18
Chamber Day in Springfield

Click here to register for Chamber Day. 

Primary and gubernatorial politics are shaping the policy debate in Springfield and will have lasting implications on the business community.
 
On Wednesday, April 11th, join us in Springfield for our first ever Chamber Day - an advocacy event to let lawmakers know we must be heard in any major policy decision impacting Illinois employers.  
 
A delegation from the Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee will be in attendance at the Chamber Day event in Springfield. Also, the Committee has coordinated a tour of Capitol after Chamber Day concludes. Please email the Chamber if you would like to participate in the tour of the Capitol.

Click here to register for Chamber Day. 

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04/13/18
Carterville Mastermind Group 2: Developing the Leader Within You 2.0

CARTERVILLE: The Marion Chamber of Commerce and the Carterville Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to host the second 2018 Mastermind Group on Fridays from 8:15 - 9:30 a.m., beginning April 6 and ending May 25 (8 weeks), at Irons in the Fire Event Center (above Crown Brew Coffee Co.) in downtown Carterville. This group is limited to the first 15 enrollments. The enrollment fee of $125 for Marion & Carterville Chamber members ($135 for non-Chamber) fee includes a book and workbook and is due before April 6. Register by clicking here or emailing Russell Williams at russell.williams@brehm.org. All registrations for Mastermind Groups are now handled by Russell Williams.  Click here for the Carterville Mastermind Group flier.

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04/14/18
Southern Illinois Earth Science Club, Inc. Gems, Minerals and Jewelry Show

Saturday, April 14 – 10 am to 6 pm

Sunday, April 15 – 10 am to 5 pm

Admission: Adults $2   Children 18 and under Free

   Free Parking – Door Prizes

 
 
Special Working Exhibits

Rare Rocks and Minerals ~ Gemstones ~ Indian Artifacts ~ Fossils ~ Lapidary

Displays ~ Raffle ~ Fluorescent Demonstrations ~ Dealers ~ Special Dinosaur

Exhibit courtesy of the Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History ~ Ben E.

Clement Mineral Museum**Silent Auctions Each Day 
 

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04/14/18
Pinkalicious Family Day Event

Pinkalicious Family Day event will be held on Saturday, April 14 from noon to 3 p.m. at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon

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04/15/18
Touch of Nature Environmental Center Spring 2018 Trail Stewardship Days

Join us as we work to restore and expand Touch of Nature’s trail system!

No experience is necessary – we will teach you how to use the necessary tools properly and safely. All tools and safety equipment are included. All you’ll need to bring is your lunch, a water bottle and your hard work!

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04/15/18
Southern Illinois Earth Science Club, Inc. Gems, Minerals and Jewelry Show

Saturday, April 14 – 10 am to 6 pm

Sunday, April 15 – 10 am to 5 pm

Admission: Adults $2   Children 18 and under Free

   Free Parking – Door Prizes

 
 
Special Working Exhibits

Rare Rocks and Minerals ~ Gemstones ~ Indian Artifacts ~ Fossils ~ Lapidary

Displays ~ Raffle ~ Fluorescent Demonstrations ~ Dealers ~ Special Dinosaur

Exhibit courtesy of the Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History ~ Ben E.

Clement Mineral Museum**Silent Auctions Each Day 
 

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04/16/18
Marion Mastermind Group 2: Developing the Leader Within You 2.0

The Marion Chamber of Commerce will host the second 2018 Mastermind Group on Mondays from noon to 1:15 pm April 2-May 21 (8 weeks) at Heartland Regional Medical Center downstairs classrooms. 

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04/17/18
Marion Chamber Membership Committee

The Marion Chamber Membership Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 17 (always the third Tuesday of each month) at noon at the Chamber office. 

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04/18/18
Marion Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee meeting

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. at the Chamber office. 

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04/18/18
Grad Spree Committee meeting

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Grad Spree Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 18 at 9 a.m. at the Chamber office. 

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04/18/18
eLaunch Tradeshow

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04/19/18
Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee meeting

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee meeting is held on the third Thurday of each month at 8 a.m. at South Porte Bank. 

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04/19/18
Government Contracting 101: Free Workshop

This free one-hour session will help you determine if government contracting is right for you and your business.

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04/19/18
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Russell Street Park

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Russell Street Park (corner of Boulevard and Russell Streets) in celebration of the renaming of the park, announcement of the renovation of the tennis courts and a presentation of The Bark Park. The event will include refreshments, giveaways and networking.

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04/19/18
Franklin County Community: Discussion on Substance/Opioid Misuse

What:  Franklin County Community:  Discussion on Substance/Opioid Misuse
 
When:  Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 
Where:  Rend Lake Visitors Center
 
Be aware there are road closures for paving and striping.  Rend Lake Dam Road closure—please let people know about this if you haven’t already.  People traveling from the east will need to alter their route.
 

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04/20/18
Carterville Mastermind Group 2: Developing the Leader Within You 2.0

CARTERVILLE: The Marion Chamber of Commerce and the Carterville Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to host the second 2018 Mastermind Group on Fridays from 8:15 - 9:30 a.m., beginning April 6 and ending May 25 (8 weeks), at Irons in the Fire Event Center (above Crown Brew Coffee Co.) in downtown Carterville. This group is limited to the first 15 enrollments. The enrollment fee of $125 for Marion & Carterville Chamber members ($135 for non-Chamber) fee includes a book and workbook and is due before April 6. Register by clicking here or emailing Russell Williams at russell.williams@brehm.org. All registrations for Mastermind Groups are now handled by Russell Williams.  Click here for the Carterville Mastermind Group flier.

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04/20/18
Ribbon Cutting for Hard Copies

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held on Friday, April 20 at 4 p.m. for Hard Copies, 1301 Enterprise Way, Suite 50A, Marion. 

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04/21/18
Grand Re-opening for Hard Copies (formerly Joe's Records)

The record store formerly known as Joe’s Records will have a grand reopening event and sale Saturday, April 21.

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04/22/18
Touch of Nature Environmental Center Spring 2018 Trail Stewardship Days

Join us as we work to restore and expand Touch of Nature’s trail system!

No experience is necessary – we will teach you how to use the necessary tools properly and safely. All tools and safety equipment are included. All you’ll need to bring is your lunch, a water bottle and your hard work!

more info...
04/23/18
Marion Mastermind Group 2: Developing the Leader Within You 2.0

The Marion Chamber of Commerce will host the second 2018 Mastermind Group on Mondays from noon to 1:15 pm April 2-May 21 (8 weeks) at Heartland Regional Medical Center downstairs classrooms. 

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04/25/18
April Lunch & Learn: Helping Your Team Members Win at Life and Work

Eat, learn, discuss & grow!

Raise your leadership and connect with others in a fun learning environment!

The April Lunch & Learn will be held on April 25 from noon - 1 p.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center, Classroom 1. The topic will be "Helping Your Team Members Win at Life and Work."

The April Lunch & Learn will be presented by Connor James who believes your life is meaningful. He's a speaker, host of the Creating MeaningFull Moments Podcast, and founder of MeaningFull Books. 

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04/25/18
Groundbreaking Ceremony for UrgentCare

A groundbreaking ceremony for UrgentCare, 2804 East Outer Drive in Marion, will be held on Wednesday, April 25 at 12 p.m. 

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04/26/18
Marion Chamber Golf Scramble Committee meeting

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble Committee will meet on Thursday, April 26 at noon at the Chamber office. 

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04/26/18
Business After Hours program at Southern Illinois Miners Rent One Ballpark

A Business After Hours program will be held on Thursday, April 26 from 4-6 p.m. at Rent One Ballpark. Free admission for all guests! No fee to participate in the following activities: bags tournament, ping pong tournament, batting practice, mini golf, catch on the field (bring your glove), clock your throwing arm and Hot Corner food sampling. Kids welcome too! In the event of rain, the event will be moved to the Diamond Club.

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04/27/18
Carterville Mastermind Group 2: Developing the Leader Within You 2.0

CARTERVILLE: The Marion Chamber of Commerce and the Carterville Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to host the second 2018 Mastermind Group on Fridays from 8:15 - 9:30 a.m., beginning April 6 and ending May 25 (8 weeks), at Irons in the Fire Event Center (above Crown Brew Coffee Co.) in downtown Carterville. This group is limited to the first 15 enrollments. The enrollment fee of $125 for Marion & Carterville Chamber members ($135 for non-Chamber) fee includes a book and workbook and is due before April 6. Register by clicking here or emailing Russell Williams at russell.williams@brehm.org. All registrations for Mastermind Groups are now handled by Russell Williams.  Click here for the Carterville Mastermind Group flier.

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04/27/18
Marion Chamber Community Day Committee meeting

The Marion Chamber Community Day Committee will meet on Friday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at the Chamber office. 

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04/29/18
Touch of Nature Environmental Center Spring 2018 Trail Stewardship Days

Join us as we work to restore and expand Touch of Nature’s trail system!

No experience is necessary – we will teach you how to use the necessary tools properly and safely. All tools and safety equipment are included. All you’ll need to bring is your lunch, a water bottle and your hard work!

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04/29/18
Girls World Expo

Girls World Expo is a very personal venture that grew out of what we saw in the lives of our daughters; too many negative influences and far too few positive. We saw vulnerable young women at a crucial stage in their lives whose self-images and self-esteem had to struggle against unflattering or unattainable media portrayals of perfection, lack of visible high achieving female role models and hurtful comments and criticism from peers. The negative impact of much of this was amplified by the prevalence of social media as a means of communication.

We wanted more – for our daughters, for us, and for everyone. Each of these girls’ lives has the potential for greatness. Realizing that potential, however, requires that we offer girls something more than what has been available.

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04/30/18
Marion Mastermind Group 2: Developing the Leader Within You 2.0

The Marion Chamber of Commerce will host the second 2018 Mastermind Group on Mondays from noon to 1:15 pm April 2-May 21 (8 weeks) at Heartland Regional Medical Center downstairs classrooms. 

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